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Table 1-6
Summary table — Return on equity (ROE) by industries

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Return on equity (ROE) by industries
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  percent
Total all industries 12.5 13.7 14.5 13.3 10.4
Total finance and insurance industries 13.0 13.2 13.7 13.3 8.5
Banking and other depository credit intermediation 17.0 14.1 13.5 14.7 8.5
Local credit unions 13.5 11.2 10.5 11.3 9.1
Non-depository credit intermediation 12.2 15.6 13.1 9.4 5.5
Central credit unions 2.8 4.0 3.9 5.8 -4.6
Financial transactions processing, loan brokers and other activities related to credit intermediation 5.4 7.3 10.2 11.1 10.2
Securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage 9.4 11.4 12.8 17.8 4.8
Securities and commodity exchanges and other financial investment activities 11.3 13.0 15.5 15.7 9.7
Life, health and medical insurance carriers 8.3 9.0 9.2 7.9 8.4
Property and casualty insurance carriers 19.6 18.5 19.1 16.5 7.8
Agencies, brokerages and other insurance related activities 20.7 25.4 24.1 23.1 19.7
Total non-financial industries 12.4 13.9 14.9 13.3 11.2
Agriculture, fishing, hunting, trapping and support activities 8.4 10.8 11.1 13.5 15.8
Forestry, logging and support activities 10.8 9.9 11.0 6.8 9.6
Oil and gas extraction and support activities 13.5 14.7 14.5 7.9 8.1
Mining and quarrying (except oil and gas) 5.2 8.8 10.4 10.3 8.7
Utilities 21.5 19.1 18.2 16.0 14.8
Construction 18.0 22.5 24.3 27.1 24.2
Food and soft drink manufacturing 12.6 11.0 12.3 13.6 15.0
Alcoholic beverage and tobacco manufacturing 13.9 14.5 41.8 9.2 25.0
Clothing, textile and leather manufacturing 5.4 3.5 4.4 0.4 4.2
Wood product manufacturing 16.3 11.4 11.2 -1.2 -2.4
Paper manufacturing 1.8 -6.4 5.4 -8.5 -9.1
Printing and related support activities 3.3 -2.1 3.7 2.6 -4.9
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 22.4 24.9 22.4 21.7 19.7
Basic chemical manufacturing 8.5 5.8 -10.2 16.5 7.3
Resin, synthetic rubber, and artificial and synthetic fibres and filaments manufacturing 7.2 6.1 -4.2 24.6 -7.7
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 17.9 15.0 11.4 16.4 7.8
Soap, agriculture, paint and other chemical products manufacturing 11.8 18.8 19.7 18.5 20.7
Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 9.0 3.8 4.8 5.8 -1.2
Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing 12.8 12.6 16.7 14.7 12.1
Primary metal manufacturing 8.1 8.1 14.5 7.0 -6.2
Fabricated metal product and machinery manufacturing 7.7 10.3 10.3 10.7 13.1
Computer and electronic product manufacturing 1.8 3.0 10.4 8.0 9.0
Electrical equipment, appliance and component manufacturing 2.8 2.7 5.9 6.5 6.0
Motor vehicle and trailer manufacturing 9.5 1.4 4.4 -1.9 -89.6
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 12.4 8.6 3.8 4.7 -3.4
Air, rail and ship products and other transportation equipment manufacturing 9.5 10.3 10.5 9.5 2.0
Furniture and related product manufacturing 10.3 7.6 8.4 4.1 5.3
Miscellaneous manufacturing 8.3 8.9 9.3 11.5 10.5
Food, beverage, tobacco and farm product wholesaler-distributors 12.2 13.9 11.3 13.7 12.4
Petroleum product wholesaler-distributors 19.9 19.6 16.0 14.8 16.6
Motor vehicle and parts wholesaler-distributors 16.7 15.5 15.8 13.8 11.7
Building material and supplies wholesaler-distributors 18.9 17.5 18.3 15.7 14.5
Farm, construction, forestry, mining and other industrial machinery and equipment and supplies wholesaler-distributors 11.8 16.3 15.9 15.7 16.8
Computer, communications and other machinery and equipment wholesaler-distributors 11.2 14.4 10.2 19.0 7.2
Miscellaneous wholesaler-distributors 16.4 14.6 15.8 13.3 12.1
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 9.8 12.8 13.9 14.5 14.1
Furniture, home furnishings, electronics and appliance stores 11.8 9.0 12.0 12.7 9.0
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers 17.9 22.6 16.8 18.2 15.2
Food and beverage stores 55.1 52.1 48.3 52.5 50.3
Gasoline stations 7.6 18.0 21.1 20.6 24.2
Clothing, department and other general merchandise stores 11.1 16.9 12.9 14.8 13.2
Miscellaneous retailers 23.6 20.3 21.7 21.7 21.3
Air transportation -30.4 17.2 31.6 31.2 8.8
Rail, truck, water and other transportation 13.2 15.2 19.3 15.1 10.2
Pipelines, warehousing and transportation support activities 12.9 16.6 16.2 10.8 10.4
Publishing industries (except Internet) 7.1 22.0 5.7 14.6 2.7
Broadcasting, motion pictures, sound recording and information services 7.6 15.3 9.0 18.6 13.2
Telecommunications 1.3 11.9 17.0 16.9 11.8
Real estate 14.7 16.7 16.6 17.7 12.8
Automotive, machinery and equipment and other rental and leasing 12.8 13.0 17.6 16.0 13.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 8.7 13.3 8.1 8.1 8.0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 15.8 19.1 20.4 15.4 13.4
Educational, healthcare and social assistance services 21.3 20.4 19.1 24.4 25.1
Arts, entertainment and recreation 86.1 67.6 62.7 68.8 65.8
Accommodation services 6.6 9.0 14.9 16.9 15.6
Food services and drinking places 10.7 15.5 24.5 28.7 25.2
Repair, maintenance and personal services 8.8 10.3 12.9 14.7 13.3
Note(s):
ROE = (net profit) / (shareholders' equity)